“Our highest responsibility and top priorities are always compliance, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in communities we touch, and our Carnival employees both shipboard and shoreside.” — Arnold Donald, President and CEO Carnival Corp & PLC

Carnival has been working with a number of world-leading public health and policy experts to support ongoing efforts for developing enhanced protocols and procedures for the return of cruise holidays based on the latest knowledge around COVID-19 protection and mitigation.

Carnival is an active member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which is dedicated to serving as an industry forum to share knowledge and promote high standards in health, safety and operations. Through the collaboration with CLIA and other industry partners, Carnival is also engaged with some of the world’s top medical experts and scientists, who are providing valuable insight to inform the ongoing and evolving development of new and enhanced protocols based on the latest scientific evidence and best practices to protect public health. Carnival is working together as one united industry focused on the well-being of guests, crew and the communities visited.

Carnival is working together as one united industry focused on the well-being of guests, crew and the communities visited.

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100% testing commitment

100 per cent testing of passengers and crew on all ships—with a negative test required for any embarkation.

Reduced capacity

Upon return to service, sailing at reduced capacity to facilitate physical distancing for a COVID-safe operation.

Carnival Cruise Line will return to cruising in a carefully phased, regional approach beginning with local cruises.

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Medical staff improvements

Enhanced medical staffing, facilities, equipment, onboard testing capabilities and isolation resources.

Rigorous cleaning standards

Enhancements to already-frequent sanitising of all public surfaces, food stations, staterooms and public bathrooms. Nightly deep cleaning of all high-traffic areas.

Carnival Cruise Line will return to cruising in a carefully phased, regional approach beginning with local cruises. This will likely mean domestic cruise itineraries, for Australians only. Ultimately, Carnival Australia will be guided by governments and health authorities on the appropriate time to resume sailing, and will continue to engage with governments around the country to play a part in Australia’s tourism recovery.